Open Space: G Perico

“It’s pretty much like the L.A. DNA, you know what I’m saying? It evolved, but overall it stayed the same,” G Perico said when explaining his signature Jheri curl. Though Perico is one of the most promising new voices coming out of Los Angeles hip hop, as his hairstyle shows, he still pays homage to the O.G.s who came before him.

Shortly after releasing his new All Blue album, G Perico came by the MASS APPEAL offices for an Open Space interview. He explained that his entrance into hip hop came inauspiciously, “I used to write poems and shit back in the day, but I never used to tell nobody.”

As the years have passed (and after the cops confiscated all his first rhyme books), Perico has developed an approach that relies on the authenticity of his life and what he’s seen. “A lot of my shit is pretty much my story and the shit that I’m thinking,” he said. “You know, shit that was going on in conversations maybe that week, and shit that I been thinking about.”

Fortunately for listeners, there’s a lot of material to draw from. As he said, “I got a lot of shit to talk about. I did a lot livin’, and I’m still doing it.”

G Perico also expounded on his influences, his feelings about guest features and the concept behind All Blue. Check out the Open Space video above for more.



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